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National Hotline Opens for Advice on Occupational HIV Exposure Prophylaxis

November 19, 1997

San Francisco General Hospital is now offering a free, 24-hour hotline -- The National Clinician's Post Exposure Prophylaxis Hotline (PEPLine) -- to clinicians in need of advice on how to best treat healthcare workers accidentally exposed to blood-borne diseases such as HIV and hepatitis. According to a University of California at San Francisco press release, PEPLine is open seven days a week and offers timely information on prophylaxis for occupational exposure. PEPline, which can be reached by calling 1-888-448-4911, is an outgrowth of the UCSF's Needlestick Hotline and National HIV Telephone Consultation Services.

The CDC National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention makes this information available as a public service only. Providing this information does not constitute endorsement by the CDC. Reproduction of this text is encouraged; however, copies may not be sold, and the CDC National AIDS Clearinghouse should be cited as the source. Copyright 1996, Information, Inc., Bethesda, MD

This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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